DOCOMO reports declines in revenue, operating profit and net income in fiscal Q1

26 Jul 2019

NTT DOCOMO has reported that its quarterly operating revenues for the three months ended 30 June 2019 (Q1 FY20) reached JPY1.16 trillion (USD10.7 billion), down 1.5% from JPY1.18 trillion year-on-year. Operating profit also declined, by 10.1% to JPY278.72 billion, while profit attributed to NTT DOCOMO shareholders slumped 13.1% y-o-y to JPY192.39 billion from JPY221.32 billion; EBITDA was also down at JPY400.80 billion from JPY429.30 billion. First-quarter capital expenditure of JPY97.90 billion marked a significant reduction on the JPY124.90 billion invested in the year-ago quarter.

In operational terms, the provider reported 78.896 million mobile subscribers at 30 June 2019, up 3% from 76.746 million y-o-y, of which 57.285 million were LTE users (up from 51.344 million). ‘DOCOMO Hikari’-branded fibre-optic broadband subscribers, meanwhile, reached 5.988 million, up 18% compared to the 5.086 million year-ago figure. Mobile ARPU fell to JPY5,250 from JPY5,300 in June 2018, while Hikari ARPU improved to JPY530 from JPY440.